The second annual Altis Marathon and Half Marathon on the Tanglefoot Trail is planned for Sunday, March 15, 2015. The marathon will start at 7:30 AM and the half marathon will start at 8:00 AM. The race will take place on the paved Tanglefoot Rail Trail. The start/finish is located on the trail where the trail crosses Industrial Drive on the north side of Houston, MS. GPS Coordinates to the start/finish are 33.922014,-89.012904.
To register, click here. Entrant fees: $45 for the half/$55 for the marathon until February 28th; $60 for the half and $70 for the marathon after February 28th. Online race registration ends at 11:59PM Thursday March 27th. Runners can also register for the race at the pre-race packet pickup from 7:00-8:00PM at Pizza Hut located at 702 N Jackson Street Houston, MS and at packet pickup race morning at the start/finish starting at 6:45.↑
This event takes place on the Tanglefoot Trail – a scenic paved rail trail in northern Mississippi. The start/finish is located on the trail where the trail crosses Industrial Drive on the north side of Houston, MS. GPS Coordinates to the start/finish are 33.922014,-89.012904. Use this link to obtain directions to the race start/finish.↑
Saturday pre-race packet pickup location and time is 7:00-8:00PM at Pizza Hut located at 702 N Jackson Street Houston, MS. Packet pickup will commence on race day at 6:45 AM at the race start/finish. Use this link to obtain directions to Pizza Hut.↑
Parallel parking is available on Industrial Drive at the start/finish. Please do not block the road. Use this link to obtain directions to the race start/finish.↑
Use this link to obtain directions to the start/finish.↑
Use this link to find the closest airports to Houston, MS. Memphis International Airport (MEM) is 115 miles from Houston, and the Tupelo regional Airport (TUP) is 32 miles from Houston.↑
Lodging options in Houston include:
The Bridges-Hall Manor Bed and Breakfast at 435 North Jackson Street Houston, MS is two miles from the race start/finish. The web site to reserve a room is http://natcheztracetravel.com/houston-bedandbreakfasts/bridgeshall.html, phone is 1-800-377-2770.
The Western Inn & Suites at 800 West Madison Street Houston, MS is three miles from the race start/finish. Phone is 662-456-4222.
The Holiday Terrace Motel at 950 E Madison Street Houston, MS is 3 miles from the race start/finish. The web site to reserve a room is holidayterracehouston.com, phone is 662-456-2522.
The closest chain hotel is Days Inn at 217 Highway 15 North Pontotoc, MS about 30 minutes from the race start/finish. The web site to reserve a room is daysinn.com, phone is 662-489-5200.
Just over 30 minutes away from the start/finish are the numerous hotels of Tupelo.↑
This race takes place on the flat and scenic paved Tanglefoot Trail. Runners will head north on the trail for 6.56 miles before turning around to head south back to the start. Half marathon runners will cross the finish line at this point to complete their race. Marathon runners will turn around and complete another out and back on the course to complete the marathon.↑
Course Map/Map Link
A map of the course can be seen here.↑
If you would like to be a race volunteer please contact Mike at firstname.lastname@example.org. Volunteers earn free race entries for themselves (or to donate to a friend/relative) in any Altis Endurance race and/or donations to a favorite charity/non-profit organization.↑
All finishers will receive a finishers awards. There are no age group awards or first finisher awards.↑
This event supports the Tanglefoot Trail.↑
Historical average high and low temperatures in Houston, MS on March 30th are 70 and 46 degrees.↑
Aid station locations for the half are at miles 1.4, 3.5, 4.5, 6.6, 8.6, 9.6, and 11.7.
Aid station locations for the marathon are at miles 1.4, 3.5, 4.5, 6.6, 8.6, 9.6, 11.7, 13.1, 14.5, 16.6, 17.6, 19.7, 21.7, 22.7, and 24.8
The usual race food will be provided at the aid stations, ie. cookies, chips, water, and Gatorade. It is recommended that runners bring their own energy gels, electrolytes, and water bottle to the race as needed.↑
Runners have seven hours to complete the marathon and six and half hours to complete the half marathon.↑
A race shirt will be provided to entrants. All finishers will receive quality finisher medals.↑
As is the case with most races, there will be no refunds of entry fees to entrants. Transfers of race bibs from one runner to another is also not allowed. If the race fills there will be a waiting list on the race registration site.↑
If you have any questions please contact Mike at email@example.com.↑